Annual Lighted Parade & Fireworks Set for This Weekend

(Atlantic) The annual Lighted Parade will fill downtown Atlantic with holiday cheer this Saturday, December 7th, starting at 6 PM.

 “The Fireworks and Lighted Parade is a holiday tradition that Atlantic families look forward to every year,” Bailey Smith, Executive Director at the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce said.

“It’s always fun to see how creative people get with their lighted displays,” mentioned Smith.

Each float will have a holiday theme, lighting and music. Awards will be given for: Best Overall, Best Holiday Spirit and Twinkle Twinkle award. Winners will be notified before the parade. Fireworks, sponsored by A.M. Cohron & Son, kick off the Christmas magic over the Rock Island Depot, starting at 6 PM.

Before the parade, Santa will be in his Cabin at City Park from 3 – 5:30 PM. Free Carriage Rides will also be at City Park from 3 – 5:30 PM. Santa’s Cabin is presented by the Atlantic Rotary Club. Carriage Rides are presented by Atlantic Animal Health Center and Lloyd & Meredith.

 If you would like to participate in the Lighted Parade, visit for a registration form. Line up begins at 5 PM at 6th & Walnut Street with judging beginning at 5:30 PM. Registration is not required but encouraged.

Judges for the 2019 Lighted Parade include: Ruth Sears & family, Edward Jones; Alexsis Fleener, SWIPCO and Jeff Friedlander and Kelly & Carol Schlake, Atlantic Motor Supply, NAPA.

Pick up your Christmas Brochure from area retail businesses, like the Chamber on Facebook or follow on Twitter to find dates and details to celebrate Christmas in Atlantic. You can find a complete list of activities at

Capture the Christmas magic with #MyAtlanticIA and post to the Atlantic Area Chamber’s Facebook page or Instagram (AtlanticIowaFan). Contact the Atlantic Area Chamber with any questions at [email protected] or call 712.243.3017.